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Dr. Burak KÜRKÇÜ

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Visiting Professor,
Mechanical System Control Laboratory
UC Berkeley


bkurkcu[at]berkeley[dot]edu

Assistant Professor,
Department of Computer Engineering
Hacettepe University


bkurkcu[at]cs[dot]hacettepe[dot]edu[dot]tr

I am a Visiting Professor in the MSC Laboratory at UC Berkeley. Jointly, I am also an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at Hacettepe University . Before joining the department, I had been working as a control system design engineer at ASELSAN Inc. for 10 years. I received my Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at TOBB University of Economics and Technology in 2019 and 2015 respectively. I received my B.Sc degree from the Istanbul Technical University in 2010.

Research Interests

I aim to establish a unified theory , primarily from an algebraic viewpoint. Additionally, in the lens of AI/ML, I focus on fostering collaboration to address fundamental questions related to quantifying uncertainties and determining optimal data requirements for a deeper understanding of physical phenomena. My overarching goal is to tackle the ongoing theoretical challenge of feasibility and applicability.
  Robust Control, Switched NN & Simultaneous Learning, Robotics, Autonomous Systems

Academic Services

  • Associate Editor - Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control (TIMC) - Impact Factor: 2.146

  • Associate Editor - Measurement and Control (JMAC) - Impact Factor: 1.648

  • Guest Editor - Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (TJEECS) - Impact Factor: 1.1

Awards

  • TUBITAK BIDEP - Research Fellowship- 2022

  • IEEE PhD Thesis Award - 2020

  • Best Paper Award - National Mechanics Congress'09

  • Full Scholarship for graduate studies (MSc + PhD) from TOBB ETU

  • Certificate of excellence by ASELSAN Inc. - 2016

Updates and News

  • 11 Feb 2024: We have a new paper accepted to IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence

    • M. Ö. Efe, B. Kürkçü, C. Kasnakoǧlu, Z. Mohamed and Z. Liu, "Switched Neural Networks for Simultaneous Learning of Multiple Functions" in IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence
  • 29 Nov 2023: We have a new paper accepted to IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II

    • M. Ö. Efe, B. Kürkçü, C. Kasnakoǧlu, Z. Mohamed and Z. Liu, "A Modified Levenberg Marquardt Algorithm for Simultaneous Learning of Multiple Datasets," in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, doi: 10.1109/TCSII.2023.3335140. link to the paper
  • 10 Oct 2023: We have 2 papers from our group at UC Berkeley accepted to IEEE ROBIO.

    • Yang, W.T., Kürkçü, B., Hirao, M., Sun, L., Zhu, X., Zhang, Z., Gu, G., X., Tomizuka, M., "Control of Soft Pneumatic Actuators with Approximated Dynamical Modeling". Link to the paper.
    • Hirao, M., Kürkçü, B., Ghanbarpour, A., Tomizuka, M., "Frequency Domain Analysis of Nonlinear Series Elastic Actuator via Describing Function". Link to the paper.
  • 5 Sep 2023: We have a new paper from our group accepted to 13th EASN International Conference.

    • Demirli. A, and Koç. İ., M., Kürkçü. B., "L1 adaptive controller design for a tail fin controlled fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicle" linkto the paper
  • 23 Aug 2023:Glad to inform you that I have joined the editorial board of Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as a new Guest Editor. Look forward to see your outstanding manuscripts.

  • 15 May 2023: We have a new paper from our group accepted to IEEE CCTA.

    • Özçelik. M, Kürkçü. B, and Bayraktaroğlu. Z., Y., "Experimental Comparison of H-Infinity Synthesis and Feedback Linearization on a MIMO Gimbal Example" link to the paper
  • 14 Feb 2023:Glad to inform you that I have joined the editorial board of Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control (TIMC) (SCI-Q3) as a new Associate Editor. Look forward to see your outstanding manuscripts.

  • 23 Jan 2023:Glad to inform you that I have joined the editorial board of Measurement and Control (SCI-Q3) as a new Associate Editor. Look forward to see your outstanding manuscripts.

  • 15 Jan 2023:I joined the Prof. Masayoshi Tomizuka's Systems Control Group at UC Berkeley as a Research Scholar.

  • 09 Jan 2023: Happy to share that our paper "Modelling and Simulation of 2 DOF Gimbal System with Experimental System Identification" is publised on the IEEE 10th International Conference on Systems and Control (ICSC). Link to the paper.

  • 13 Oct 2022: Happy to share that our paper "A New Adaptive Disturbance/Uncertainty Estimator Based Control Scheme For LTI Systems" is publised in IEEE Access (SCI-Q1- IF:3.476) . Link to the paper.

  • 17 Aug 2022: I will be teaching BBM 231 - Logic Design and BBM 341 - Systems Programming

  • 08 Aug 2022: Welcome Mehmet Kerem!

  • 06 May 2022: We have 2 papers from our group accepted to IEEE ICMIMT.

    • Albayrak. M, Kürkçü. B, and Ayasun. S, "Switching Based MIMO Robust Autopilot Design: A Munition Example"
    • Eser. A. Ö, Kürkçü. B, and Ayasun. S, "Adaptive Notch Filter Design for Flexible Modes of Guided Munitions"
  • 04 May 2022: Happy to share that our paper "On the existence of Equivalent-Input-Disturbance and multiple integral augmentation via H-Infinity Synthesis for unmatched systems" was accepted to ISA Transactions (SCI-Q1- IF:5.468) . Link to the paper. Joint work with Cosku Kasnakoglu from ETU, Mehmet Önder Efe from Hacettepe and Rong Su from NTU Singapore.

  • 01 Feb 2022: I will be teaching BBM 407 - Fuzzy Logic and CMP 756 - Swarm Systems

  • 12 Nov 2021: Happy to share that I am now the Principal Investigator of the newly signed project entitled "Design of a robust motion control system for the satellite antenna system." with a Defense Industry Company.

  • 05 Aug 2021: I will be teaching BBM 205 - Introduction to Discrete Mathematics and BBM 231 - Logic Design this semester

  • 07 June 2021: Happy to share that I am now the Principal Investigator of the newly signed project entitled "Switched Robust Control based Autopilot Design for the underactuated systems" with a Defense Industry Company.

  • 20 May 2021: Glad to inform you that I have joined the editorial board of International Journal of Robotics and Control Systems as a new Associate Editor.

  • 22 March 2021: Started at Hacettepe University!

Contact

email: bkurkcu[at]cs[dot]hacettepe[dot]edu[dot]tr
phone: +90(312)297 7500(160)
office: Computer Engineering Building - Z08

The Map of the Control Theory 

The Map of the Control Theory.
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Original image: Brian Douglas